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Old 01-16-01, 12:14 AM
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damn these things are great. I bought the microsoft intellimouse awesome.
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I have the explorer it's great I can lean back in my chair and use it on my leg.

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I have whatever the silver Microsoft one is. I love it!

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yep, i love mine
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Old 01-16-01, 02:07 AM
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I got a couple at the buy.com dotd. I tried to get into it but I don't like the side buttons, the light is annoying (unless you are one who gets fascinated by bright objects), and I prefer the feel of the Intellimouse Pro with its soft sides and drastically sloped shape.

Oh well, different mouse for different folks.
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How do you have your side buttons programmed? I have hte big one for Back on browser, small one for refresh window, and press down on the wheel for maximize window. This thing is great.
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How do you have your side buttons programmed? I have hte big one for Back on browser, small one for refresh window, and press down on the wheel for maximize window. This thing is great.



did you install the software? once you have the software, there will be a little mouse icon in the down with the clock, you go into tht to setup the buttons and customize the mouse

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I got one from Logitech for 22 bucks, and I love it as well. No need to Clean the balls!
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I miss say the light p1sses me off because the desk is near where I sleep so it shines all the time, so I have to cover it up.

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did you install the software? once you have the software, there will be a little mouse icon in the down with the clock, you go into tht to setup the buttons and customize the mouse




Hey sport, I know how to program the buttons, I'm just asking how others have the buttons setup.



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I am still waiting for mine to arrive, once it does i will let you guys know how is it, i still depend on my Logitech first mouse but lately its been giving me problems,like freezing and not moving!
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I got a couple at the buy.com dotd. I tried to get into it but I don't like the side buttons, the light is annoying (unless you are one who gets fascinated by bright objects), and I prefer the feel of the Intellimouse Pro with its soft sides and drastically sloped shape.




You should try the Intellimouse w/ IntelliEye. It costs about $30 and doesn't have the side buttons. It looks just like the original IntelliMouse, but is optical.


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I have only two buttons doing anything even though my mouse has five.

To many buttons gets annoying at times.

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I got one from Logitech for 22 bucks, and I love it as well. No need to Clean the balls!



How come I have one and my balls still need cleaning?

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I have only two buttons doing anything even though my mouse has five.

To many buttons gets annoying at times.





I left the left button as back, and set the right button to minimize.. i actually do use those from time to time.. only accidently bumped them for the first couple days
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Old 01-16-01, 08:32 PM
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I have the intellimouse optical and I finally never have to clean the little ball inside my old mouse again. I don't see a difference when it is plugged in the usb or ps/2 port.

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Originally posted by Spicollidriver1:
I have the explorer it's great I can lean back in my chair and use it on my leg.




Why do you think Skippy "really" got it for?



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Why do you think Skippy "really" got it for?





Yeah, leg, right
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i don't have an optical mouse, but i have the logitech cordless mouse ... it's been a year and i still haven't had to clean the ball, although i did have to change the battery once ... and yes, i love it.

do they have cordless opticals?


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do they have cordless opticals?



Never heard of one. Battery life might not be so good.
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Old 01-18-01, 04:22 PM
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i don't have an optical mouse, but i have the logitech cordless mouse ... it's been a year and i still haven't had to clean the ball, although i did have to change the battery once ... and yes, i love it.

do they have cordless opticals?





Since you have used one for a year, does it ever cut out on you? I have never used one and always wondered how well/stable the cordless signal really was.
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Old 01-18-01, 10:53 PM
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Since you have used one for a year, does it ever cut out on you? I have never used one and always wondered how well/stable the cordless signal really was.




i've had absolutely no problems with my mouse. never a lost signal--except when the battery ran out. when the battery runs, just replace then hit the "connect" button, and voila! you're back in business. my keyboard is also cordless (it came as a set).

my main concern was whether the keyboard and the mouse would work without the special logitech software, i.e. when i reformatted the HD. and yes, it works fine without the software/driver. the software/driver will enable you to use the scrolling middle button on the mouse as well as the one-touch buttons on the keyboard.



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Old 01-19-01, 11:00 AM
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thanks

Logitech is a pretty good company, I would expect their products to be quality.
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